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The Falcons will be without tight end Jacob Tamme (shoulder), cornerback Desmond Trufant (shoulder) and running back Tevin Coleman (hamstring) on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field.
Head Coach Dan Quinn said Tamme would likely be out earlier in the week, while Trufant and Coleman were considered day-to-day.
Since being drafted in 2013, Trufant has never missed a game for the Falcons.
"I thought he would be someone if we were able to and felt good we would, but we aren't there yet, so we are going to hold him," Quinn said of Trufant.
With Trufant sidelined, Quinn said the Falcons will rely on cornerbacks Jalen Collins and C.J. Goodwin to step up.
Coleman has missed the Falcons' previous two games with a hamstring injury and was close to being able to go on Sunday, but Quinn wants to make sure he's 100 percent ready before they let him suit up again.
"He's really close," Quinn said of Coleman. "We made the decision [that] until he's able to let it rip without having to think about it [he won't go]. I would hope that next week we push it again and we get close to him being full. Tev is such an explosive guy [and] when you're that explosive, you better have your wheels right."
Overall, the Falcons are pleased with the week of preparation they had ahead of their trip to Philadelphia.
"It was one of our better [weeks of practice] in terms of the speed that we would like to play with," Quinn said. "That kicked started yesterday the third down work we did; you could feel that speed. And then it carried over today into the red zone. That's how you allow yourself to trust your training on gameday because you put the work out on the practice field."